I've had a dream perfume in the back of my mind for several years now. I recently described it in a post on another topic: it's a "very green jasmine, bright and sparkling and just a bit indolic, over masses of dusty incense and a tiny dollop of dark woods". Does that sound lovely or disgusting? Despite the fact that I've been thinking about it long enough that I can now "smell" it in my mind, I'm not sure. I've tried to replicate it by layering various incense fragrances over Bruno Acampora's Jasmin, but I haven't found the right mix yet.
Anyway, Maltesia commented that we should do a poll on reader's dream perfumes, and as I've a slight cold at the moment and can't smell a thing, today is as good a day as any. If you've got a dream perfume, do describe it, and if you haven't, feel free to make one up on the spot.
The image, by the way, shows one of the 10 bottle designs for Bond no. 9's recent Andy Warhol Union Square. I think Bond should do the bottle design for my dream perfume, don't you? In opaque celadon green, maybe, with white iris blossoms and dark green leaves? Extra points for anyone who comes up with a great name for my jasmine-incense number, and obviously, triple-extra-bonus points for anyone who comes up with the juice.
Update: Quadruple-extra-bonus points go out to Marilynn, who could not sleep last night so spent her time designing the bottle for my dream perfume. She managed to get my white jasmine on the label while maintaining a suitably "Andy Warhol-ish" feel to the design. I've had to resize the picture so it is hard to make out, but it says "Now Smell This" along the bottle cap.